Ecomorphology of the Moray Bite: Relationship between Dietary Extremes and Morphological Diversity*

@article{Mehta2008EcomorphologyOT,
  title={Ecomorphology of the Moray Bite: Relationship between Dietary Extremes and Morphological Diversity*},
  author={R. S. Mehta},
  journal={Physiological and Biochemical Zoology},
  year={2008},
  volume={82},
  pages={90 - 103}
}
  • R. S. Mehta
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Physiological and Biochemical Zoology
  • The pharyngeal jaws of moray eels function exclusively to transport prey from the oral jaws into the esophagus. This functional innovation in the moray pharyngeal jaw system occurred through the loss of some ancestral functions that presumably included prey processing. Therefore, the oral jaws of morays are used to capture and process prey. Dietary accounts suggest that morays can be categorized as either piscivorous or durophagous in feeding habits. These extreme feeding specializations that… CONTINUE READING
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